Friday 5 – Who Are You?

Technically it’s Saturday morning, but that’s okay. 😉

1. Are you more of a Ross, Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, or Rachel?

This question is great, because not only do I have an answer, but you get to read a little fact about me now. Up until about a year ago, I had never seen an episode of Friends (I know!). Growing up, it just never resonated with me, and so I would flip past it while looking for other shows to watch. Then a year ago, I randomly watched an episode, and there was no going back. Now I own the series on DVD and I watch the four-hour blocks that air in the afternoon on my days off (although I feel like they replay a lot of the same episodes…).

Now, to answer the question… I’m a mix of Monica (her neurosis when it comes to cleaning and having things “just so”), Phoebe (her quirkiness and just general randomness) and Chandler (his sense of humor and sarcasm).

2. Which Muppet would you most like to date?

What a bizarre question, haha. I will say Mike once did a hilarious impression of Beaker (and because I find Beaker’s facial expressions ridiculously funny in general), I’ll go with him.

3. Which Wizard of Oz character do you most identify with?

Are we talking just the main movie characters, or any character from the Oz universe? Either way, I don’t have an immediate answer. This one requires some reading, watching and soul-searching.

4. You’re in one of those heist movies with a whole mess o’ expert specialists. Which are you?

I asked Mike what he thought my specialty would be, and without hesitation, he said, “probably the planning and layout guy.” (Why I’m a guy, I have no idea.) He seems to think I’d be good at drawing up plans and escape routes, etc. I do have an eye for detail, so maybe he’s onto something.

5. Which member of the Brady Bunch would you most likely be good friends with?

Jan. She was always my favorite as a child, plus out of all the Brady kids, I think Jan could use a good friend herself.

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Twenty Years Strong!

Long before the days of cell phones and texting, Instagram and Snapchat, we had bulky desktop computers, chatrooms, ICQ messenger and home phones complete with long-distance calling cards. These were the means in which Mike and I communicated for over a year. Welcome to long-distance relationships in the ’90s.

Fast-forward twenty years. Dating apps are so normal now that nobody bats an eye. But for us, meeting somebody online was considered “weird.” It was deemed dangerous and unsafe. I guess we were rebels.

Do you know what brought us together in the first place? Wrestling. Yes, our friendship (and later relationship) was founded on attitude-era WWF (long before it became WWE). It has been such an incredible journey filled with a roller coaster of experiences, and we’ve grown so much both as a couple and individuals because of those experiences. There is nobody else I would rather be my random, nerdy self with, or have as my rock. Life has been amazing because I get to share it with him.

Happy Anniversary, Mike!

Here’s to the next twenty years!

I love you!

Friday 5 – New York Times Bestsellers

1. What is your experience with crayfish (or crawfish or crawdads, depending on where you’re from)?

As somebody who has a fear of bugs and creepy critters, my experience is non-existent. Not that these creatures themselves are creepy; it’s more that they creep me out. I can’t be around things like that. So I’ve never held one, and the time I’ve spent near them is minimal, if any at all. Not for me.

2. When have you been stung by a stinging critter?

Not recently, that I can recall. I’d like to keep it that way,

3. What was the last previously-owned item you purchased for yourself?

A book series that I loved as a teen, that went out-of-print, then was re-relaunched under a different name that also eventually went out-of-print. I tracked down a seller on Ebay and bought a bunch from her (or him). I’m still missing a few books though, so these may also be the next previously-owned items I purchase as well, should I be able to find them.

4. Where are you on the whole Game of Thrones thing?

Never saw an episode, nor do I care to. I’m not really into that genre, so it’s never piqued my interest.

5. How did you celebrate your 18th birthday?

Honestly? No clue. That was 20 years ago and I don’t remember, lol.

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